Food shipment destined for Venezuela seized due to US blockadeChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2019
The ship was seized in the Panama canal according to the Venezuela government.
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"Venezuela denounces before the world that a boat that holds 25 thousand tons of Soya, for food production in our country, has been seized in the Panama Canal, due to the criminal blockade imposed by Donald Trump," the vice president said in a tweet.
"Venezuela calls on the UN to stop this serious aggression by Donald Trump's govt against our country, which constitutes a massive violation of the human rights of the entire Venezuelan people, by attempting to impede their right to food."
In a subsequent tweet, the Venezuelan senior official explained that the owner of the vessel carrying the merchandise of food was informed by the insurance company that it was prevented from moving that cargo to Venezuela. ■